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Learn about the first Americans, the voyage of Christopher Columbus, and Cortez' defeat of the Aztecs.
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This educational material is part of the collection: Advanced Placement United States History
|Audience:||Learning: High School and Pre-College|
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It's kind of funny how the narator says that most of the Native Americans were mainly concentrated in Central and South America. Of course, they're just preparing the mind of the reader for later on, just so they wont think that the Pilgrims and all of them killed most of the Native Americans when they came to North America. Good psychology. Makes me look forward to Thanksgiving. (high sarcasm)
Pretty horrible, just like a hackneyed high-school text book. When Columbus meets the natives, the narrator makes it seem like he was a swell guy, but there's not one mention of the slavery and genocide, child sex slave trade, and all of the other horrible things that came once COlumbus came to North America. Heck, it doesn't even mention that he took Indian slaves the first time he encountered them. That Columbus, man among men. (sarcasm)